Purchasing any property is an exciting time particularly when you have a team to share it with, however as with any business project, if things take a turn for the worst or the relationship goes sour then everything you have planned for should be in writing. This prevents any uncertainty about what will happen should certain events happen and what response that will trigger, removing any doubt or perceived lack of communication.
Purchasing a property as ‘tenants in common’ allows for each party to own an agreed share of the property and it is possible to then sell this share to someone else or to leave their share to others in their will.
Making a formal document at the start can help the partnership to agree on what would happen should circumstances change for either party.
The risk of not having a formal document can mean that a court agreement may need to be put in place if a forced sale is required. Your legal professional can help you to make sure everyone’s expectations are clear from the beginning.
This is not legal advice, you should obtain legal advice in relation to your own specific circumstances.